Designed by legendary British designer James Dyson, this barge uses the same cyclone technology as his vacuum cleaners to remove plastic waste from rivers. Acting as a giant hoover, the barge traps floating plastic in nets being pulled behind it before sucking up the plastic for removal and recycling.
Via Fast Co.Exist.
This hotel structure is designed by OVA studio to enable individual units to be added or removed at will, allowing the whole structure to change and evolve according to need. The studio believe it could also be used for branding, with companies sponsoring individual containers.
Poseidon Undersea Resort
Although there is no confirmed opening date, Fiji-based Poseidon is set to be the first underwater hotel in the world. From your Jules Verne-inspired underwater apartment you will be able to watch dolphins and tropical fish go about their day, fulfilling the dreams of 1960s futurists everywhere.
Image courtesy of Poseidon Resorts.
Designed for young drivers in India, this concept car from Renault combines modern glam with futuristic technology. Highlights include a white and gold interior with ‘birds nest’ detailing and DeLorean-style doors, as well as a personal drone that takes off from a hatch in the roof to monitor traffic.
This is Google’s modular smartphone, a concept product that should make its way into mass use by 2015. Different modules containing features such as batteries, processors, cameras and antennas will be attachable using electropermanent magnets, all of which can be styled using 3D printed shells to match existing hardware. This could be the start of a whole new type of gadget.
Via The Next Web.